Watch your language—your grandparents are probably on social media

Image from SocialMaximizer.com

Image from SocialMaximizer.com

Did you see the headlines (like this one, from the Washington Post)? The Pew Internet and American Life project released a new study on Monday showing that 72% of online adults use social networking sites. What’s more, people ages 65 and up have roughly tripled their social media presence in the last four years—from 13% in the spring of 2009 to 43% in 2013.

The study has all kinds of details about Twitter use (it has doubled since November 2010) and who is using it. You can read the original report on their website.

So, be sure to watch your language, eat all your vegetables, and be sure you’re wearing underwear without holes—if you don’t, you might get a tweet from your grandmother about it :-).

About Missy Kellor

Missy works on the Corporate Communications team and reports stories to TDS employees and customers. This is right up her alley because she’s an extrovert and also a big fan of research (really, she’ll look up just about anything that strikes her interest). Missy is a native of Madison, Wis. with an undergraduate in Anthropology and a master’s degree in Life Sciences Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her interest in the Internet as a mass media shaped her work towards a PhD in Journalism and Mass Communications. She’s also worked as an editorial assistant, copywriter, and production artist. In her off hours, Missy is a crafter, Pinterest addict, reader, wife, and mom of two kids. You can find Missy on G+ and on Twitter.

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